European countries this week backed EU renewable energy targets of 32% by 2030.
The 32% figure was agreed by European leaders on 14 June; member states have now endorsed it and pledged to set out clear plans to support the delivery of the target. These include establishing a minimum five-year public strategy for renewables, to help direct and generate new investment.
“European countries have agreed on a target of 32% renewable energy by 2030. This is a good step forward. It’s significantly higher than the European Commission’s proposal of 27% back in 2016. It’s also very good that the agreement sets out concrete measures to help ensure countries deliver on the target. The five year visibility on the support for renewables will really help industry plan ahead and reduce costs. It’ll help send the right signals to support investments in the supply chain.” said Giles Dickson, WindEurope CEO.